The maker of the popular Elife E6 smartphone and the newly released Elife E7 today introduced the world's thinnest phone in India the new S series Gione Elife S5.5. The Chinese company said that the device will start selling in India starting April 27th at the price of Rs. 22,999.
The world's thinnest phone which just measure 5.55mm was in fact showcased at the International Mobile World Congress 2014 earlier this year and today we already got to play with it for a while.
The device is not only razor sharp thin but apparently it is also a very light one. This might surprise most of the fans for the good. Moreover, the entire thin chassis and the light weight body is even more complemented by the color tones that Gionee has used in the device's casing, which comes in Black, White, Blue, Pink, and Purple variant. Apart form these appealing get-up of the device, since it passed under our hands, here is a full-on first-look of the device from our perspective.
Design and Display
Gionee Elife S5.5 is quite stylish and as marked earlier, it has a super slim body. The smartphone measures just 145.1 x 70.2 x 5.55mm and weighs like feather.The best part the handset fits perfectly in your grip. Further, the entire phone is wrapped with cornering Gorilla Glass, which makes it look very neat and smooth. Also a notice-worthy aspect of the S5.5's design is that its aluminum frame adds another piece of marvel that indicates the hard work that company has done to make the Elife S5.5 look better.
The display of the Gionee Elife S5.5 is not ordinary in anyway but is potent enough to rival the current generation of all the premium devices. It features a 5-inch Full HD (1,920x1,080 pixels) Super AMOLED display which churns out the pixel density of 441 ppi. The viewing angels are pretty good and there is no image distortion in any way. The color output of the display is impressive. Moreover, the display of the Gionee Elife S5.5 is very much similar to the Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphone.
The device is altogether very neat with buttons alignment and placement very clean. Both volume rocker and power button is placed at the right side of the phone while the left side only features a micro SIM card tray. On the top part there is a proximity sensor and a front facing camera and the bottom bezel is occupied by capacitive touch keys viz. Menu, Home and Back buttons. Talking about the bezel, it is not as thin as it should have been.